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Windows 7: Possible Causes for Kernel-Power Critical Errors

16 Aug 2010   #1
Diehard

Windows 7 - 64Bit Professional
 
 
Possible Causes for Kernel-Power Critical Errors

So lately after getting a new computer at work, it had repeated Kernel-Power (Event ID 41, Task Category 63). It was right after I had finished installing all of the newest drivers and applications. I had checked out all sorts of possible causes to this error.

All of these have helped various other people I saw in posts, but it didnt fix my issues.

Different settings that could possibly cause these errors:
- turning off turbo boost or dynamic cpu adjustment (BIOS settings)
- disabling SATA3 (BIOS settings - Most devices arn't SATA3 yet)
- disabling HPET (BIOS setting - high precision event timer)
- disabled ATI /AMD event logger (start/Run/services.msc Find the service and disable it)
- updated drivers (Especially the audio drivers, some older versions of the HD audio can cause crashes)
- disabled ATI RAID Xpert (start/Run/services.msc Find the service and disable it)
- uninstalled ATI HD audio drivers (Right Click My Computer/Properties, click on device manager and uninstall drivers for HD Audio)
- upping the northbridge and ram voltage by 1 or 2 notches (BIOS settings)
- disable Harddrive Sleep and Hibernate (For Desktop users: In Power Options, select High Performance, Goto Advanced options, select Hard disk, and put 0 Minutes)



After trying all of these and nothing working, I ended up finding out it was ZoneAlarm Free Firewall that was causing my Kernel-Power errors. After uninstalling ZA, I never got any more crashes. Though, I found some Hotfixes from Microsoft that resolve this issue (and I can now use ZA with no problems).

I dont need any help with this issue, but rather I am posting for others for "possible" causes to your problem.


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16 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diehard View Post
So lately after getting a new computer at work, it had repeated Kernel-Power (Event ID 41, Task Category 63). It was right after I had finished installing all of the newest drivers and applications. I had checked out all sorts of possible causes to this error.

All of these have helped various other people I saw in posts, but it didnt fix my issues.

Different settings that could possibly cause these errors:
- turning off turbo boost or dynamic cpu adjustment (BIOS settings)
- disabling SATA3 (BIOS settings - Most devices arn't SATA3 yet)
- disabling HPET (BIOS setting - high precision event timer)
- disabled ATI /AMD event logger (start/Run/services.msc Find the service and disable it)
- updated drivers (Especially the audio drivers, some older versions of the HD audio can cause crashes)
- disabled ATI RAID Xpert (start/Run/services.msc Find the service and disable it)
- uninstalled ATI HD audio drivers (Right Click My Computer/Properties, click on device manager and uninstall drivers for HD Audio)
- upping the northbridge and ram voltage by 1 or 2 notches (BIOS settings)
- disable Harddrive Sleep and Hibernate (For Desktop users: In Power Options, select High Performance, Goto Advanced options, select Hard disk, and put 0 Minutes)



After trying all of these and nothing working, I ended up finding out it was ZoneAlarm Free Firewall that was causing my Kernel-Power errors. After uninstalling ZA, I never got any more crashes. Though, I found some Hotfixes from Microsoft that resolve this issue (and I can now use ZA with no problems).

I dont need any help with this issue, but rather I am posting for others for "possible" causes to your problem.

Thanks for posting your solution. If more ppl did we would have an easier job of this. +1 for the solution

Ken
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20 Mar 2011   #3
jwmore

Windows 7 RC 7200 build
 
 

Hello, All; I have had this issue with my Win7 Pro x64 system for the last several months, and have copious research. Here's something I discovered that might be relevant: I found that I had two C-Media sound drivers in conflict. My system continually recognized them as USB drivers when I had only one USB sound driver.
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12 Sep 2011   #4
spam11

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I know is a really old topic, but the KERNEL POWER is a so problematic Problem.
Here is a other Solution.

A friend Sold me a Video card (XFX HD 5770 - znfc) and he dont tell me about the flashed Bios, yes he flash the bios and dont say nothing.

tha cause my kernel power error, i just find the native Bios here:

techPowerUp! :: Video Bios Collection

and i use the RBE with the windflash to restore to the older Bios.

Cya and best regard.
My English is so bad sorry for that i from chile xD.

PD: I Recommend look some tutorial before flash ur GPU bios.
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08 Aug 2013   #5
Keltech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diehard View Post
- disable Harddrive Sleep and Hibernate (For Desktop users: In Power Options, select High Performance, Goto Advanced options, select Hard disk, and put 0 Minutes)
Searching for the solution to my issue brought me to this page. Thank you for helping me fix my truly aggravating PC issue. I...can.... breathe....
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